In August 1996, NTNU's Extension Division of In-service Education and High School Teacher Research and Study Center merged and reorganized into the Extension Division for In-service and Continuing Education (EDICE). On February 13, 2008, EDICE was restructured as SCE (School of Continuing Education).

SCE was established for the purposes of improving the quality of professional education in accordance with the government's education policy and the needs of social development, as well as contribute to the society by offering teaching and research resources.